Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fort Myers Beach,
the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
One of the notable things about San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.5% of neighborhoods in America. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 54.7%, which is higher than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America, with 39.3% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 72.3% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods
Also, if you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Florida,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in
FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 10.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.0% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood has more
Danish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.6% have Canadian ancestry.
San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The San Carlos Blvd / Siesta Dr neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.6% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.